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LIVE NEWS: 04/03/14
Updated 5:15pm Tuesday 4th March 2014 in Live News
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The jury at Newcastle Crown Court took an hour to find Swindon Town striker Nile Ranger not guilty of rape. Upon hearing the verdict Ranger banged the dock and said "Thank God for that" before tearing off his tie and walking out of court. Full story here.
Nile Ranger found not guilty of rape by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 04 March 2014
@swindonadver Cheers to MP, says landlords! @CAMRA_Official @ArkellsBrewery @SwindonCAMRA http://t.co/3DPPIVc1TM http://t.co/copNiyqmdn— @JTomlinsonMP 04 March 2014
Update on the accident on the A429. An elderly woman has been taken to GWH and a dog was killed.
The jury has been sent out at Newcastle Crown Court in the case of Nile Ranger to consider its verdict.
The Swindon Town striker is accused of an alleged rape in the Jesmond district of the city last January. He denies the charge.
Full story on Swindon Robins captain Troy Batchelor's arrival on the GP scene.
It's official. Swindon Robins captain Troy Batchelor is now a Grand Prix rider. Congratulations. #75— @AndyWarren_ 04 March 2014
Swindon police officer Emma Brown has had her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January. Full story here.
Question for Gavin Williams, @wiltshirepolice superintendent for Swindon? He's in our hotseat nxt wk so fire away - http://t.co/hlpUD58JST— @DArcysj 04 March 2014
Have you seen us in the @swindonadver today? #TeamDolphin #wiltsASAchamps http://t.co/pNZaBdzyaD— @SwindonDolphin 04 March 2014
Fire services are at the scene of the crash on the A429 near the Chelworth crossroads to cut an elderly woman free from her car.
There is also a dog injured and a vet is also on scene.
A429 is blocked both ways after an accident involving three vehicles at the Chelworth Crossroads. Emergency services at the scene as an 81-year-old woman is treated by paramedics. Full story here. Traffic updates here.
Swindon-trained super-middleweight contender George Groves set for Wembley superfight in his hotly-anticipated rematch with IBF and WBA world champ Carl Froch. Full story here.
Reports coming in of an accident at the Chelworth Crossroads on the A429. Road is currently blocked and three vehicles believed to be involved. More to follow.
More on the death of former Royal Wootton Bassett mayor Percy Miles, 82.
Judge Evans: "Cases of this kind often engender prejudice or sympathy for one or another. Neither prejudice or sympathy should play a part"— @ChronicleCourt 04 March 2014
Ranger judge: "He has a higher profile due to his football career but he is to be judged by the same standards you would judge anyone by"— @ChronicleCourt 04 March 2014
The jury at Newcastle Crown Court is about to retire to consider its verdict in the case of Nile Ranger.
Defence closing speech ends. Judge John Evans begins summing up the case to the jury— @ChronicleCourt 04 March 2014
Former Royal Wootton Bassett Mayor Percy Miles, 82, who has died at the age of 82, was well known in the town. His funeral, a thanksgiving for his life, will take place next Tuesday, March 11, at Kingsdown Crematorium, 10.30am. Memorial donations will be appreciated for the Poppy Appeal.
We've just heard that Percy Miles, the only person to have been Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett three times (1986, 2001 and 2006) has died at the age of 82.
Swindon has seen a slight increase in women being screened for breast cancer - http://t.co/72saIhy62e— @SwindonAdver007 04 March 2014
Reports of accident on the M4 Westbound after J15 (Swindon East). Updates and live cameras here.
Today's readers' letters now online. Subjects up for debate include offensive golf club lighting, the stench in north Swindon and why the Brunel Centre could be a top-class shopping destination.
Just read Barrie Hudson’s column in the @swindonadver. Great idea about Lydiard Park! I’d happily take the pledge...— @jimrobbins 04 March 2014
A Swindon charity that supports children with undiagnosed disorders has benefited from a huge cash boost from the BBC's Children In Need. Full story here.
Honda’s latest new model - the 150mph Civic Type R - was unveiled to the world’s press at the Geneva Motoring Show yesterday.
It is to be built entirely in Swindon. Story coming later but for now just admire it.
Today's @swindonadver front page, featuring a major jobs boost for Swindon, with cameos from Camilla & @WiltsBusiness http://t.co/4ToPjsoVxp— @AdverWebEdCraig 04 March 2014
Cooper happy to hold off on Murphy decision: http://t.co/q4Kikt1roZ #stfc #stfcadver— @SamMorshead_SA 04 March 2014
Good to see @SwindonGreatWar in @swindonadver with @kramnottus Do you have a story to share? http://t.co/fj330rMryR #WWI #Swindon— @MartinInfoMan 04 March 2014
My report on two cracking days for local swimmers is in today's @swindonadver and here http://t.co/AyDmB9dbLL #Swimming #localsport— @Christopher_EP 04 March 2014
Swindon bucking trend for breast screening http://t.co/ioJIUyWQsO— @marionsauvebois 04 March 2014
When the most famous person you share a birthday with is Shakin' Stevens, you know you're in trouble. Other, more exciting, March 4 milestones: ON THIS DAY.
An update on the crash on Thamesdown Drive this morning. Two vehicles involved. Police at the scene.
A section of Fleming Way in the town centre will be closed to traffic and become a bus route when the next stage of the Kimmerfields development is built. Full story here.
Reports of an accident on Thamesdown Drive at B4534 Elstree Way. Updates here.
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